24 Sep 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Anne’s Square


The European Commission Representation of Malta will be celebrating the European Day of Languages in St Anne’s Square in Sliema.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Għaqda tal-Malti – Università will be helping in the organisation of this event on the 24th September from 7pm till 9pm.



Representatives from language schools, organisations and embassies will include the Spanish Embassy, the Deaf People Association (Malta), the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Malta, Malta University Language School, DESA, the National Book Council (Malta), HOASA and Alliance Française.

Those present will have the opportunity to listen to readings in various languages, primarily by William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death. The general public is also encouraged to attend and to leave a short message in any desired language during this wonderful feast.

A number of linguistic freebees will also be distributed. Thanks goes to the Sliema Local Council, Teatru Salesjan and the National Book Council.




Event: A Greated Feast of Languages
Time: 7pm – 9pm

Come along and paint your favourite words; words that make you laugh, words that are not easily translated, or even words coined by William Shakespeare. This activity is being set up with the support of HOASA.
Event: Tkunx Bużżieqa
Time: 7pm – 9pm

Join us and get some cool freebees, including balloons and bilingual postcards with quotes by Shakespeare in original typography.
Event: The Matter That You Read
Time: 7.30pm

Shakespeare’s works live on, not only because of their value and universal themes, but also because they’ve been translated into several languages. Come along and listen to Shakespeare being read in Maltese and German.

Event: Ejjew Spirti
Time: 8pm

A monologue by Macbeth’s Lady M, written by William Shakespeare and translated into Maltese by Alfred Palma. Under the direction of Immanuel Mifsud, Antonella Axisa will be interpreting Lady M. This monologue is supported by Teatru Salesjan, Teatru Manoel, Tony’s Bar, and the National Book Council (Malta).
Event: The Matter That You Read
Time: 8.15pm

Come and listen to Shakespeare being read in a variety of languages. This activity has been set up with the support of DESA, Alliance Française and the Italian Cultural Institute.

Event: Ejjew Spirti
Time: 8.50pm

The final performance of this piece for the evening, translated into Maltese by Alfred Palma, under the direction of Immanuel Mifsud, and performed by Antonella Axisa.

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